CAMBRIDGE—September 9, 2008— Premier publisher of interactive entertainment software, D3Publisher (D3P), will bring its classic PSP™ (PlayStation®Portable) titles to gamers for download via the PLAYSTATION®Store across EMEA beginning this September. PSP™ owners will no longer need a UMD to play critically-acclaimed PSP™ titles such as the original Puzzle Quest: Challenge of the Warlords®, 2007’s multiple award-winning cult hit and Dead Head Fred®, a head-swapping, third person-action game and more.
“D3Publisher is always looking to make fun and original gaming experiences easily accessible to everyone,” said Yoji Takenaka, president and chief executive officer, North America and Europe, D3P.“We believe that making these classic PSP™ titles available via digital distribution gives the games a new opportunity for discovery and the gamers a second chance at hours of enjoyment.”
D3Publisher’s Line-Up for Q4 Includes:
Puzzle Quest: Challenge of the Warlords– The genre-bending title that took the gaming community by storm at the top of 2007 incorporates strategy, role-playing elements and a great storyline into a match-three puzzle board setting. It received numerous awards including Best Downloadable Game at the 11th Annual Interactive Achievement Awards, a Best Puzzle Game of E3 2007 Award from IGN.com and the esteemed iParenting Media Excellent Product Award for 2007. Puzzle Quest: Challenge of the Warlords is designed specifically to entertain both casual and hardcore gamers-on-the-go with its deep immersion, five to fifteen minute play sessions and turn-based play style.
Cube™– Offering highly addictive puzzle solving action, Cube challenges players in single or multiplayer modes to make their way through suspended 3D worlds of platforms and mazes jam-packed with collectible items and obstacles.
Practical IQ– the critically acclaimed Practical IQ calculates players’ intelligence by using the PQ scoring system as they solve more than 250 mind-bending puzzles.
Dead Head Fred - In Dead Head Fred, players will adventure as Fred Neuman, a private detective savagely murdered and then resurrected in a bizarre scientific experiment without his memory or his head. Players will embark on a quest for vengeance as they solve their own murder by using the severed heads of enemies to battle their way through challenging but bizarre environments.
Beta Bloc - The world of Beta Bloc is made up of 7 citadels and dungeons, guarded by legendary monsters! Use your paddle to fight your way through more than 120 stages, casting magic spells to fight tough foes!
Super Pocket Tennis - Create your own tennis superstar and shot, lob, smash and volley your way to the top! 20 unique characters for you to choose from, all with different styles of play! Select different Courts, including Clay, Lawn, Hard and Carpet.
For more information on D3P’s products, please visit: www.d3publisher.com.
D3Publisher, a subsidiary of D3, Inc., is a leading interactive entertainment publisher and distributor for licensed and original titles for personal computers, major console platforms and handheld systems. D3Publisher has operations in the U.S., U.K., and Japan. The company also owns development studio Vicious Cycle Software, Inc., and its technology platform, Vicious Engine. Recent releases have included Dark Sector®, Dead Head Fred®, Puzzle Quest: Challenge of the Warlords®, and Ben 10™: Protector of Earth. For more information about D3Publisher, please visit: www.d3publisher.com.
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